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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:12 AM

Man convinces people to buy 'Hot Dog Water' for $28 a bottle

During an arts and culture festival in Vancouver last week, a street vendor thought it would be funny to advertise bottles of 'Hot Dog Water' for $38 Canadian dollars ($28 US dollars) as part of a satirical demonstration to "encourage critical thinking related to product marketing."

At the end of the day, he had just two bottles left.

According to the satirical sign at the stand, Hot Dog Water is "keto compatible," and will help those who drink it "lose weight, increase brain function, look younger, [and] increase vitality."

The vendor, Douglas Bevans, told Global News that dozens of people actually purchased bottles of hot dog water from him, and had no idea the whole thing was fake.

"They've been drinking it for hours," he said during the festival. "We have gone through about 60 liters of real hot dog water."

https://www.sfgate.com/food/article/Hot-Dog-Water-Vancouver-festival-stand-bottle-sign-13018126.php

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Reply Man convinces people to buy 'Hot Dog Water' for $28 a bottle (Original post)
Blue_Tires Jun 2018 OP
liberalmuse Jun 2018 #1
bearsfootball516 Jun 2018 #2
jayschool2013 Jun 2018 #3
Aristus Jun 2018 #4
jayschool2013 Jun 2018 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2018 #6
jayschool2013 Jun 2018 #7
Blue_Tires Jun 2018 #11
Historic NY Jun 2018 #8
Floyd R. Turbo Jun 2018 #9
lame54 Jun 2018 #10
Ron Obvious Jun 2018 #12

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:18 AM

1. This explains everything.

Trump is selling hot dog water and idiots are drinking it up!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:21 AM

2. You cannot fix stupid.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:22 AM

3. And predatory

I know he didn't make money off the venture because of the costs of bottling the water and labeling it. But if you set up a scam to prove a point, once you've proven the point, don't you give back the money? Or should people be penalized for gullibility. Asking for a philosopher friend.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:31 AM

4. A fool and his money...

I have no sympathy for people who fall for scams.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:34 AM

5. What if the purchasers read this story?

What if they read this story, band together and file a class-action suit against the "entrepreneur"?

Trump counted on fools and their money with Trump U. Once they found out, they sued and got back at least some of their money.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:50 AM

6. Won't happen because the buyers would be admitting they're stupid suckers.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:52 AM

7. So what am I supposed to do with this

bottle of hot dog water? It tastes like shit.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 01:05 PM

11. Give it to the dog? Cook with it?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:59 AM

8. I imagine they shit themselves terribly

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 12:21 PM

9. Reminds me of:

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 12:58 PM

10. Still cheaper than Whole Foods

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 01:10 PM

12. I bet it was gluten-free too!

Big win!

Hell, bottled water is already a scam to begin with. An epic environmental disaster as well, I might add.

I had one vendor have the temerity to try to convince me that tap water causes cancer, FFS!

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